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Rick Senger
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Posted: 21 May 2017 at 1:29pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

  1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
  2. Abacab 
  3. Selling England by the Pound
  4. Invisible Touch
  5. Wind & Wuthering
  6. ...And Then There Were Three...
  7. A Trick of the Tail
  8. Duke
  9. Genesis
  10. Trespass
  11. We Can't Dance
  12. Nursery Cryme
  13. From Genesis To Revelation
  14. Foxtrot

Genesis is one of those weird bands where the collective album vibe is sometimes better than the individual songs but I tried to consider which actual songs I most enjoy from each album.  Selling England... is most enjoyable heard complete but separated the songs don't have the same impact for me.  I was surprised that Invisible Touch, which has a pretty poor reputation despite being a commercial high point, was as high as 4th on my list.  Too many good hooks and perhaps connections to the happy time and place I first heard it.  Abacab was the first album I bought by them and played so many times; it remains a favorite.

Lamb is sometimes considered more Peter Gabriel than Genesis but it's still easily my top choice, probably because I like Gabriel so much. 

A lot of their other older stuff I kind of lump together; often artistic but sometimes noodly, often moody but sometimes a bit precious or arch.  With the exception of Lamb, it seems like much of their output prior to Collins' arrival is largely forgotten but there are many pre-1973 gems worth seeking.

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Invisible Touch is an interesting case. It was the first Genesis album I listening to when it came out, and at the time I really loved all the songs. However, it does sound like an 80's pop Phil Collins album more than a Genesis album to me now. It is in my re-listening list as much as the other Genesis CDs I own.

Invisible Touch is a very good song, and deserves the success it got. Though there are better Genesis songs, this is their only US #1.

I picked up the Greatest hits CD and found myself skipping Tonight Tonight Tonight a lot. But on the album, I like the song. The single edit butchered it.

Land of Confusion has some nice lyrics and hook. But I get tired of it.

Loved In Too Deep at first, but now I find it tedious. I skip it, and it's now my least favorite song on the album.

Anything She Does should have been the single in place of Tonight.... I really like it.

Domino is the highlight of the album for me. Perhaps because it didn't get overplayed in the 80's.

Throwing it All Away is a more interesting ballad than In Too Deep. But still mediocre overall.

The Brazilian is a pretty good instrumental, but they've done better. Back when it was released I heard many people grumble about this song. I think they wanted more of Phil singing, and not interesting instrumentals.

I see We Can't Dance as a return to doing "Genesis" music, instead of Phil Collins pop. I'm surprised how mnay fans like this one better.
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Phil Collins Falls and Hits Head; Tour Postponed
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Phil Collins joined Genesis 47 years ago today!
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Kevin Hagerman
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Now 48 years ago today!

And Genesis Live was recorded 45 years ago today!
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Patton Oswalt defends Phil Collins

 

He doesn't join the podcast for 10 excruciating minutes but when he does it's entertaining.  He gets a couple song titles wrong but he cites "Like China", which made me tingle a bit.

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I saw Mr. Collins this past Sunday in Brooklyn for the NOT DEAD YET tour. I knew Phil had had some physical ailments, and was not expecting to see him drumming, but I was surprised to see him come out with a cane and remain seated through 95% of the show. I'm not sure if this is a short-term injury of Phil's ongoing status quo, but it was a bit sad.

That said, the music sounded good, and the video presentations were lively enough to keep things visually entertaining for those of us in the cheap(er) seats. Phil even played a handful of Genesis songs, which he tended not to do back in the day.

Phil's 17-year-old son Nic played drums and was quite good to my untrained ear. His drums seemed more dynamic and forceful than I remember Chester Thompson's being back in the 1990s. He also played piano on "You Know What I Mean," which Phil described as "the only song of mine he likes." 

My one caveat is that every concert of Phil's I've been to (this, BUT SERIOUSLY, and another mid-90s one) or seen (LIVE AT PERKINS PALACE) seem to use the exact same arrangements. I'd have liked to see him shake things up, a little. Still, it was a great show, and well worth your time if it comes your way.

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I saw some video of a recent show.  It hurts to see him diminished, but he seems to be having a good time.  He's a natural entertainer.
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I’m thrilled to be going to see Collins’ concert at The Forum in Los Angeles at the end of this month.  After what he has been through, it’s no surprise he has to sit.  Dave Grohl had to sit through some concerts after a broken foot, so it happens.  With Collins, I think it is characteristic that he is handling his injury this way - rather than hide behind a piano, he knows the crowd is there to see him and he will appear in an honest way.  He’s doing this tour for all the right reasons - he hardly needs the money.  I’m really excited to heart the band, and really curious to see his son on drums.

The remixes of his catalogiue have been a great treat over these last months.  Inspired by the recent release of the PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS collection, I’ve been listening to the Collins produced Eric Clapton release BEHIND THE SUN and I am a bit hooked on “She’s Waiting”.  What an amazing song - Collins’ drums and snare bring one of his best collaborations.


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This week’s Mastermind has Peter Gabriel as one of the topics. It also has the Alien films.
Let’s see which one I get more points on. My money is Peter Gabriel as I only like three films with Aliens in them
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